Since his release from Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky has been able to perform at the Real Street festival in Anaheim, and has been spotted living his best life at Milan Fashion Week. It would seem like everything's back to normal, and it's business as usual for the rapper; but it looks like his previous situation in Sweden is giving him problems once again.
On Friday night, Rocky himself has announced that he won't be able to perform at Purple Fest in London, Canada on Saturday — University Of Western Ontario's annual music festival. He posted a note that read, "I'M DI$APPOINTED I WONT BE ABLE TO PERFORM IN CANADA AT PURPLEFEST THIS YEAR. STILL SITUATING MY VISA FOR CANADA FOLLOWING MY SWEDEN INCIDENT. THANK YOU TO MY FANS FOR STICKING WIT ME THRU THIS. CANADA! FLACKO WILL BE BACK $OON!!!"
Western's University Student Council confirmed the news that their headliner would no longer be able to perfor, and wrote in a tweet, "We can confirm that the rest of the Purple Fest lineup including international hip hop artists A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Tyga, and Canadian Breakthrough Artist of the Year bülow, will perform as planned."
Fans attending Purple Fest expressed their disappointment because of this sudden change.
The specific details regarding his entry have not been divulged. According to Canada's immigration policy, as a performing artist for a limited time, A$AP Rocky would not be required to apply for a temporary work permit. However, if for whatever reason he was required to do so, some of the conditions of Canada for eligible applicants is that they have "no record of criminal activity" or "not be a danger to Canada's security." Whether Canadian immigration saw Rocky as a threat to their national security because of his Swedish arrest is not clear.
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